Fear and Self-Loathing: Why Do We Hate Ourselves?

Self-help books are big sellers because people can struggle to accept themselves as they are. Plenty of people don't like what they see in the mirror—and they remind themselves of it.

They say you're your own worst critic, but is there validity to that statement? Science says so. There are reasons people might hate the sound of their own voice or the way their body looks. But don't expect that feeling to last forever; self-consciousness is conquerable. If you're afflicted with an inferiority complex, this playlist will help you understand it, and hopefully give your self-esteem a healthy boost.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. In 1857, the first human voice was recorded. 01:09

  2. Voices sound differently in our heads than when we listen to a recording of them because of the vibrations emanating from our bones. 01:56

Written by Curiosity Staff April 24, 2014

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